October 3, 2023


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Cooking with Rania: Peach and Brie Tart

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Rania Harris is employing fresh new summer fruits and greens in this recipe!

Peach and Brie Tart

Rania’s peach and brie tart

(Picture Credit: KDKA)


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • ½ cup Lemon Basil Pesto (see recipe under)
  • 1 – 8 ounce wheel Brie – rind left on and sliced into 1/8 inch pieces
  • 2 big ripe peaches – thinly sliced
  • Excess virgin Greek olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly floor black pepper
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto – around torn
  • Refreshing basil leaves for garnish
  • Balsamic Glaze (see recipe beneath)


Preheat the oven to 425° line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Carefully roll the puff pastry out on a clean get the job done surface to a 1/8-inch thickness and transfer it to the organized baking sheet. Prick at the pastry all above with a fork and then distribute the pesto evenly around the dough leaving a ½ inch border. Prepare the brie and peach slices on top of the pesto and drizzle flippantly with the olive oil. Year with salt and freshly ground black pepper and then tuck in the prosciutto. Sprinkle the edges of the dough with a freshly cracked black pepper.

Bake tart until eventually the pastry is golden and the prosciutto is crisp, about 25 to 30 minutes.

Eliminate the tart from the oven and leading with basil leaves and drizzle evenly with the balsamic syrup. Cut into squares and serve warm

Serves: 6

Balsamic Glaze

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey

In a compact saucepan, incorporate the balsamic vinegar and honey and prepare dinner over medium warmth right up until the dressing lowers by just one 3rd and coats the back again of a spoon.  This ought to take about five minutes.  Be quite thorough to view the glaze thoroughly as it will burn speedily if remaining to boil much too long. Awesome slightly before utilizing. 

Lemon Basil Pesto


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups loosely packed basil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon Calabrian chili paste
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste


To make the pesto, place the garlic in a foodstuff processor and pulse to a wonderful chop.  Add ½ cup pine nuts, 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, basil, lemon zest and juice and Calabrian chili paste  and process till finely chopped.  With the motor managing, increase the oil in a slow and continual stream, blending right up until nicely combined.  Period with sea salt to flavor.

You can freeze the leftover pesto in ice dice trays and use as needed throughout the period. I usually make a lot of pesto at this time of the year and freeze it for the winter season.